May 1, 2008

Night Of Comedy Of Errors Of Not So Funny

It was a very long day yesterday and an even longer night. Technically it's still that long night as I've been up since 3 am. I just want some sleep. And some alone time. And not someone touching me or hanging off of me everysinglewakingandsleepingmoment.

Last night, I finally got Gray to sleep and was just about to dip my foot into a hot bath with silky salt scrub when Noah appears and asks if he can have a bath. His back or leg or toe itches and a bath would make it feel so much better. Normally I'd lasso the moon for this child, but not tonight. Tonight Mommy needs her bath or her brain might fall right out of her head and onto the floor. And quiet time is much overdue. And no more children out of their beds. I tell him go back to bed or talk to Daddy. Anything. Just get out.

I attempt to take my now interrupted soak and soon my tooth starts hurting. My tooth! Come on! I get out way sooner than planned and do a good flossing and brushing (now that did feel good) and try to just go to bed already.

Noah apparently has not gone back to bed or to talk to Daddy and is waiting for me when I get out. He tries to snuggle with me in bed (now I'm sandwiched between him and Gray) but when he tries to tell me to move over so he has more room, I give him the boot and tell him to sleep on the floor or go to his bed. Wouldn't you know he makes a big production and gets all his covers and pillows and just makes a bed on the floor. Fine. At least I can just stretch out now.

Until the feet in my back and coughing starts. Gray decides my baby belly would make a much better pillow. Cough. Or my hip. Cough. Or my belly. Or my hip. Cough. Is this for real? Yes. It is for real.

I can't believe hubby is sleeping through all this but am glad someone is. For when I lose it or am found comatose tomorrow, he'll be able to take care of the children.

I roll out of bed and decide my night only has a chance of getting better if I just leave our room altogether. I'm on the first step of the stairs when I hear a whimper from Carter's top bunk. My shoulders sag and I wait to hear if he's ok. I can't even be alone at three in the morning. More crying. So I go see what's the matter. He's afraid a grizzly bear is going to get him. There's no bears go back to sleep. Fortunately that seems to satisfy and I come downstairs. Where I am now. Eyes awake but body and mind very asleep.

My family's safety may depend on me getting a nap and/or Starbucks and/or a very long bath and/or long extended periods of silence by myself today.


45 comments:

  1. I feel your pain! Hugs to you and a prayer to keep on keeping on.

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  2. I am AMAZED at the power of a strong cup of coffee in the morning. seriouly amazed. Hang in there....o.k and maybe also an afternoon nap.

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  3. If I didn't have to go to work, I would be there to help you out this morning. Maybe you could catch you a nap some time today.

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  4. Like Lori, I feel your pain. I still don't know how we survive it. Hugs.

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  5. Been there, done that, would kill a small puppy to never do it again.
    Hope youhave an easy day with plenty of cat-nap opportunities!

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about your severe lack of sleep last night, too bad we don't live closer; Id try to help you out with a nap! Good luck with getting one and I think you definitely deserve a nice cup of Starbucks!

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  7. Bless your heart. That was a tough night. I hope you get some treasured moments of rest and time to yourself today!

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  8. Oh, Steph, I so know those nights! Hope today finds you some rest and relaxation.

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  9. Sounds like a normal night for us. I just keep trying to remind myself that in about 5 or 7 more years that they'll be wanting to sleep ALL the time.

    Hope you get some rest...I know how much more sleep one needs when pregnant.

    {{{hugs}}}

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  10. I'm sorry you had a rough night/ morning. This sounds all too familiar! Goodness! I so feel your pain!

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  11. OOOOOOOH BOY!!!!

    You need mommy time all over again. Maybe I'll see if our church will do a spa day again just for us. =)

    Check in on ya later!

    Lori

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  12. Wow, that's a rough night! I hope you get some rest and/or coffee today.

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  13. Oh girl, bless your heart. I am so thankful the Princess has always been a great sleeper. I am hoping and praying my second is one as well. I am not nice without sleep.

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  14. Oh Steph, I'm sorry you had a bad night also. I was up every 20-30 minutes with my baby crying and didn't get to bed until 5am.

    I can relate to your night...I hope we both get a nap and some reprieve from the kiddos ... for their sakes and ours ;)

    HUGS Mama.

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  15. It must've been bad if it bothered you! You're the queen of letting people in your bed! Get some rest girl!

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  16. Ugh. That sounds like a horrible night. I'm so sorry. I hope you are able to lie down sometime today and then have a fabulous night tonight. Good luck!

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  17. SAdly, I have BEEN There, hon. Hang in there. This will pass. At least it's a nice day today. Perhaps the sunshine will brighten your mood and wear the kids out early...

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  18. I hate crazy nights like that :(

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  19. Yup, those kind of days and nights are the worst part of this Mommy job! BUT - it makes those priceless, precious moments even that much more amazing in comparison!!

    May some much deserved R&R come your way today...

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  20. Oh you poor dear. That does NOT sound fun. I bet your wishing for another of those upper back massages about now.

    Wishing for you a sleep filled night tonight. :)

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  21. If you're the queen of letting people in your bed, why haven't I been invited? ;) I don't steal the covers. Much.

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  22. Think of it this way, at LEAST you don't have to go to a full time job in an office after that sleepless night. Some moms don't have that luxury-you are blessed! Still sucks though, hope today goes better for ya.
    xoxo jen

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  23. Gosh Steph! I hope you got a much needed nap this afternoon! Thanks for the sweet comment today too! :-)

    Hang in there! :-)

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  24. ugh...how i know this feeling all too well!

    did you make it to starbucks?! i'd bring you some! =)

    it's crazy, but true, that starbucks, fountain vanilla pepsi's with crushed ice, and prayer are sometimes the only ways i get through these kind of days. = )

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  25. Hope you are sleeping as I write this! I too feel your pain - praying tonight is better for you.

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  26. Now THIS is motherhood--the ups and the downs. I loved how you said "normally I'd lasso the moon for this kid." Motherhood is knowing our limits.

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  27. I am so glad to hear I am not alone in having days like that! Yesterday there must have been somthing in this NWI air.

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  28. You poor thing -- I think we've all been there. Sorry to say this but it is nice to hear that these things happen to other mothers too :-)

    Hang in there!

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  29. oh, but it IS funny, to those of us who weren't in your house last night. :) Funny, because we've had the same things happen to us this week... what's the deal? Praying for you and yours and mine! to get GREAT rest tonight.

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  30. I hope you can catch up on your sleep tonight. That is the worst, when all you want is a little slice of peace and quiet. Hang in there!

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  31. Sounds like the last 3 weeks at our house. Except I only have one and I'm not pregnant. Not a moment's peace.... A mother's job is never done.

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  32. Oh my! I hope you were able to take a nice long nap today!

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  33. I can sooo relate. :)

    Staci

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  34. I too can so relate to this post. It's been a looong week at our house. I hope you found some time alone and some time to shut your eyes or some Starbucks because sometimes, that is just as good!

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  35. Oh! I'm so hoping you get each and everyone of those items on your list!

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  36. You did very well in keeping it together in spite of all the strains on your patience. Just think of the "stars in your crown" that you are earning. Some day those little boys will be grown up and you won't even remember that night, but, if you do remember, you will be glad you were able to take comfort in knowing you kept it together.

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  37. So been there! At least your husband didn't want to touch you too. Yeah, that is pretty much how my days like that go. :)

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  38. Oh goodness. I had to make my husband come home early today because I was sick and knew I just wasn't going to make it. Oh, those days...

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  39. Hey Girl I've so had days and nights like this. Hope things are better.

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  40. So you had 3 kiddos in the bed with you before you got up, huh? ; ) That's a lot!! Hope you can get some rest soon...

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  41. LARGE starbucks coffee and hot baths just barely got me through 4 months of colic...

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  42. so...is it wrong that i'm laughing right now? not at you, but completely right there with you. coffee. strong coffee. oddly enough, i was still drinking coffee at 9:00 PM tonight...might have something to do with why i have yet to go to sleep. praying tonight is better for you!

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  43. wow. cosleeping at it's best. hehe It's nice and cuddly when they're babies, but toddlers, not so cuddly. LOL

    My lil one spent the night SCREAMING at the top of his lungs for no apparent reason. I went in numerous times only to be met w/ a tantrum when I tried to comfort him. I am so tired today. I think I might have to breakout the coffee maker... I had been trying to cut back on the caffiene.

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  44. I am so right there with you. SO right there with you. ::headshake::

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